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USPS is Testing Self-Driving Trucks

Recently, the USPS conducted an automotive mail haul pilot program test for a 1,000-mile trip between Phoenix and Dallas...Currently, regulations are in place that limit the testing and use of automated vehicles. However, the Federal Motor Carrier...

Contract Mediation Ending

On June 3, President Mark Dimondstein and Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman reported to the APWU National Executive Council (NEC) that the contract mediator stated that the APWU and the USPS were too far apart, and further discussions...

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Hawaiian Postal Workers Support US Mail – Not for Sale Campaign

Activists at the 25th Bi-Annual Hawaii State Convention took the pledge to fight against the privatization of the US Postal Service. Delegates to the HAPWU Convention dedicated an entire afternoon of training to the fight against privatization to...

Contract Update

The APWU is continuing to move forward towards interest arbitration. Preparation of hearing presentations, evidence, and witnesses is occurring every day. The craft directors and their assistant directors are working together with the lead...

Change to Election Rules

A change has been made to page number 43 of the 2019 Rules and Regulations printed in the  March/April magazine by deleting the paragraph referencing five (5) regional Election magazines. To receive an updated copy, please contact ...

Legislation Calls to Repeal Prefunding Mandate

On Monday, Apr. 29, members of Congress introduced H.R. 2382, the USPS Fairness Act. This legislation would repeal, in full, the onerous prefunding of retiree health care benefits mandate Congress put in place in 2006. The mandate requires the...

House Committee Looks for Solutions for the Postal Service’s Finances

In an Apr. 30 hearing, The House Committee on Oversight & Reform (COR) examined the financial conditions of the United States Postal Service. The committee invited Postmaster General Megan Brennan, Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) Director of...

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